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Backup and archive

Protect your data and applications no matter where they reside to avoid costly business interruptions or to meet compliance requirements. Securely extend your on-premises backup storage and data archiving solutions to the cloud—reducing cost and complexity, while achieving efficiency and scalability.

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PCL Construction

"Using Azure is cheaper than our previous backup solution—one quarter the cost. The savings increase with every gigabyte of data we add."

Chris Palmer, Solutions Architect, PCL Construction

Increase capacity, reduce costs

Keep pace with the exponential growth of your enterprise data while lowering deployment and management costs. With a low-cost, massively-scalable, tiered backup storage solution in the cloud, you’ll reduce forecasting risks while transforming capital expenditure commitments to a pay-as-you-go cloud model.

  • Pantaenius

    Real madrid

    "Our IT staff no longer has to handle tapes daily, coordinate with the external storage company, and pay for tape equipment maintenance, all of which equates to a savings of €30,000 to €40,000 [US$33,000 to US$45,000] annually."

    Daniel Platz, IT Manager

Get hassle-free backup and data archiving

Improve your organization’s productivity by spending less time managing and maintaining your on-premises backup storage infrastructure and software. Simplify backup and data archiving with backup-as-a-service and hybrid storage solutions that easily restore data and applications from the cloud.

  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Real madrid

    "We don't have to worry about managing space on expensive purpose-built backup storage systems. We have no tape costs, management costs, nothing. Backup is dramatically cheaper with Azure."

    Sean DeLessio, Lead Engineer

Rest assured your compliance goals are met

Take advantage of policies designed to meet your business or regulatory compliance requirements. Benefit from the most comprehensive compliance portfolio available, get more than 99 years of retention for your backup data, and pick any Azure region around the globe for your backup and archive location.

  • MassMutual Financial Group

    Real madrid

    "Microsoft Azure is the best option we have seen in the market, which attains a perfect balance between high performance and cost-effectiveness for us, helping us meet the regulatory compliancy law in an extremely short period of time. What they offer is not just a product, but a one-stop solution that gave us peace of mind."

    Daryl Cheng, Senior Vice President

Keep remote and branch offices running smoothly

Move your backup storage to the cloud to save on infrastructure investments for remote and branch offices. Replace expensive intranets with low-cost internet and archive data in your preferred Azure datacenter region across the globe, so that your data is close to your branch office—maintaining enterprise-grade security for data in transit and at rest.

  • PCL Construction

    Real madrid

    "As a construction company, keeping our jobsites running and field staff productive is job one. If there's a disaster, we can use Data Protection Manager and Azure to recover quickly."

    Chris Palmer, Solutions Architect

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